State Auditor

Politics & Government
4:42 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

New State Guidelines Seek To End “Revolving Door” For State Workers

State Auditor Beth Wood supports lawmakers' desire to establish ethics rules for state employees.
Credit NC Auditor's Office

State lawmakers say they want to craft guidelines for state employees who oversee big contracts with private companies, but then leave to work for those institutions.

Back in the fall, lawmakers discovered that an IT manager with the Department of Health and Human Services who was overseeing the state’s troubled Medicaid reimbursement system left to work for that same company.

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The State of Things
11:02 am
Tue October 15, 2013

State Auditor Beth Wood Defends Work

Beth Wood is the State Auditor for North Carolina.
Credit NC Office of the State Auditor

  

Recent controversy over the handling of the Medicaid system by the state’s Department of Health and Human Service has pointed a spotlight on a seemingly non-controversial office: the state auditor.

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Politics & Government
5:10 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Auditor Warned DHHS About NCTracks

Credit NC Auditor's Office

State Auditor Beth Wood says she and other officials from her office did their best to warn Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos that it would be better to wait to go live with a new system to process Medicaid claims.

The system, called NCTracks, went live on July 1st of this year. Health care providers cite numerous problems. Many say they haven't received payments from the state in months. Auditor Wood says the previous administration had a timeline of 22 months to go live.

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Politics & Government
5:51 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Governor Calls For New Leadership At NC Rural Center

Billy Ray Hall has been the president of the NC Rural Center since it was founded.
Credit NC Rural Center

Leoneda Inge reports on state audit of NC Rural Center.

Governor Pat McCrory is calling for new leadership at the NC Rural Economic Development Center.  This comes after a scathing audit of the non-profit.  In a statement released Wednesday, Governor McCrory pretty much called for Rural Center President Billy Ray Hall and Board Chairwoman Valeria Lee to step down.  Both were instrumental in the Rural Center’s inception in 1987.

The fallout comes after a new state audit of the Rural Center which shows a failure of the organization to provide proper oversight of millions of dollars in grants.  Auditor Beth Wood says it’s disappointing.

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Politics & Government
6:21 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Auditor's Report Questions Princeville's Money Management

Princeville historic marker as the first established community by freed Blacks
Credit N.C. Dept. of Cultural Resources

The state Auditor says two Princeville town officials misspent public money. 

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Politics & Government
3:40 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Goldman Asks Media To Refocus On Auditor's Race

Republican Debra Goldman held a news conference today to ask media to keep personal matters out of her campaign for State Auditor.

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Politics & Government
4:00 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Goldman Challenges Wood In Auditor Race

Catherine Brand: Early voting ends tomorrow in North Carolina. Voters are electing a new governor - and they're also making selections for other statewide offices.

Isaac-Davy Aronson: Democrat Beth Wood says she's earned a second term as State Auditor, by turning the office into a fast, efficient, and tenacious watchdog.

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